NEW DIRECTIONS OF MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION UKRAINE – USA
Military-technical cooperation of Ukraine with other countries is becoming a determining factor in providing national security and defense of the state, in particular in the political, military and economic spheres. This is manifested in such areas as the equipping of the Armed Forces and other components of the defense forces, the implementation of national weapons production projects and the export of Ukrainian weapons.
The Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine in 2014 led not only to the cessation of Ukrainian-Russian military-technical cooperation, but also translated Russia from a state of a competitor in the market of weapons of mass destruction into the state of the enemies of the Ukrainian state, which inevitably prompted a search for a new model of Ukrainian behavior in the market of weapons. Given that both Ukraine and the Russian Federation work in almost one segment of products and services in the above-mentioned market, moving from this segment of the main competitor is possible only with the support of our strategic partners and the use of international sanctions policy against the RF because of its aggression against Ukraine.
The article analyzes the methods of RF activity in the market of anti-personnel weapons in the modern conditions in order to avoid sanctions from the EU and the USA. The possibility of using military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the USA as an instrument of displacement of the Russian Federation from the world market of weapons-equipped vehicles is substantiated. It is proved that US interest in the implementation of sanctions imposed by the Russian Federation and the prevention of Russian weapons in the zone of conflict through third countries can be a powerful impetus for the development of Ukrainian-American cooperation in the military-technical sphere. Cooperation in traditional industries of Ukrainian defense industry, such as military transport aircraft building, armored industry, marine shipbuilding and turbine construction, rocket production, which is predominantly state-owned and not present on stock markets, requires additional attention from the state to attract US investment and assistance. Variants of development of these basic branches have been carefully studied in numerous Ukrainian professional studies.At the same time, cooperation needs attention in other areas, the most important of which, in our opinion, are: strategic materials for the defense industry and energy; electronic industry and communications.
The article proposes the establishment and expansion of military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the USA through the study and understanding of their strategic interests and the use of these interests in order to increase investment in the Ukrainian defense industry.
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